Diploma in Music Teaching

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A programme curated for all aspiring music teachers, we set out to provide a comprehensive and relevant, yet wholesome syllabus that encompasses theory, aural and pedagogical aspects of the field which in return, would meet professional expectations and demands. In addition to theoretical learning and harmony, we also provide real-world and practical subjects that explore the spheres of excellent teaching practice that enables various philosophies of education. Students will acquire impressive instrumental and/or classroom teachings through our specialized core subjects offered in the programme.



Intake & Other Details

Local Students
Duration : 2 Years
Price : RM 45,000
Intake : January, May, September

Entry Requirements

Education Level Results
SPM(V)/O-Levels Pass with at least a ‘Cʼ grade (Credit) in 3 subjects
STPM/A-Levels Pass with a minimum of GPA of 2.0 (Grade C) in 1 subject
UEC Pass with at least a ‘Bʼ grade in 3 subjects
SKM/KKM (Level 3) Pass SPM with at least a Credit in 1 subject and ‘program pengukuhanʼ (if needed)
KKM (Level 3) Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
STAM Pass (pangkat maqbul)
Other Other credentials that are equivalent as recognized by the Malaysian government AND pass Music Audition
Performance Audition (Auditions are conducted at least 1 month before the start of the semester)
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Memorisation is strongly encouraged for scholarship application
  • Classical Music: 3 pieces of contrasting styles (e.g. Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Modern)
    • Classical Voice: 3 pieces of contrasting styles in at least two different languages (e.g. German, Italian, French, English, Chinese)
  • Contemporary Music: 3 pieces of contrasting styles (preferably contemporary styles: jazz, pop, rock, Latin, popular styles, etc.)


  • String/woodwind/voice majors are required to bring along their own piano accompanist or request for one from the Institute. In this case, a fee will be charged. Contemporary music candidates may choose to use minus-one recordings to accompany their audition. Please bring your own laptop, tablet or other similar audio-playback device. The Institute will prepare a 1/8 – 1/8-inch audio connection.
  • Composition majors are required to submit a portfolio of compositions and pass the audition on a major instrument
Aural Diagnostic Test Repeat a melody and a rhythmic phrase from memory
Theory Diagnostic Test Topics include intervals, scales & key signatures, triads, grouping of notes and rests and foreign music terms.
English Competency
TOEFL A score of 397 in Test of English as a Foreign Language
IELTS 4.0 in International Language Testing System
MUET Band 2 or its equivalent
SPM/UEC level A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level
  1. Candidates from countries that use English as first language are given exemption from requirement (a); or
  2. Candidates who uses their academic requirement from institutions that uses English as the language of instruction are exempted from requirement (a)

Why Choose UCSI?

  • Ranked top 1.1% top Universities in the World by QS World University Ranking.
  • Conducive learning community with more than 12,000 students from 110 countries.
  • High employability score of 100% based on the Higher Education Ministry’s Graduate Employability survey.
  • More than 50% of UCSI academic staffs are qualified PhD holders.
  • Campuses are located in a bustling township with access convenience to retail outlets and malls.

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